I've been moving toward ground vehicles over the last little while and I started building an add-on FPV setup for my Traxxas Slash 4x4. Over the weekend I finished up the main plate for the ROV gear. I have added the Ardupilot 2560, Mediatek GPS and original minim-OSD along with a 900mhz 500mW FPV transmitter. The camera is a RMRC-540 OSD model. I've since added a police light bar for kicks to the roll cage. The truck uses full head-tracking with Fatshark Predator Goggles. I had it out for a spin and its wild. Almost makes you sick at full throttle but I am absolutely hooked.
I DIY'd the pan/tilt setup for the camera and I really need to find a better solution and am open to suggestions. There is alot of slop and I end up getting alot of major shakes when moving at slow speed. It is basically a Futaba 3003 on the bottom and it pans the entire setup. Another Futaba is on the back for tilt. I'd love some suggestions on where to get a better pan/tilt. I was thinking of using a Servocity servo-block setup.
The second radio system for the head tracking is a Turnigy 9x with a DJT and D8R-II combo. The RSSI works well and immediately lets you know where you are not suppose to be. I will eventually control the entire ROV movement with this radio but for now it is just doing secondary head tracking functions.
I am working on my ground station and I have flashed the Ardupilot with Ardurover code.
Needed: 900mhz Xbee's!!!!